[CDBUG-talk] Introduction and Questions

Jonathan Franks jonathan.franks at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 17:00:30 EDT 2012

On Sep 6, 2012, at 9:34 AM, "Stephan, Richard" <RStephan at nyiso.com> wrote:

> I have just joined the Capital District BSD Users Group mailing list.  I would like to introduce myself and ask a few questions.
Hi Richard, thanks for the intro.

> Introduction:
> I have been a computer professional for many years.  Most of my time I have spent working as an Oracle database administrator on VMS, Tru64, AIX, and Solaris.  Showing my age with DEC’s (a company that hasn’t existed since 1998) VMS and Tru64 OSes.
> In 2005 I was introduced to PostgreSQL.  After researching and experimenting with it, I became a fan and advocate.  I started the Capital District’s PostgreSQL Users Group (http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/NYCDPUG) and even authored a few documents for the community:
> http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/PostgreSQL_for_Oracle_DBAs
> http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Simple_Configuration_Recommendation
> http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Database_Schema_Recommendations_for_an_Application
> Unfortunately, those of us attending the PUG meetings decided to disband due to lack of interest.
> At home I run FreeBSD for my personal PostgreSQL and Tomcat servers.  ZFS may not be the highest performing file system, but its data integrity, snapshot, and integrated volume management features are very attractive to me.
> Questions:
> How active is the CDBUG?  Do you still meet?  If so, when and where?

We haven't met in quite some time, and honestly the activity level has been very low for a while as well. This is not to say that it has to remain this way, however. 

I know that there are still a number of us here on the list, and if there's interest in getting some momentum back I'm certainly game. In fact the list has grown somewhat during the period of inactivity - so we have a number of new members that we've never met. :)

- Jonathan Franks
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